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Clark County’s New Teachers of the Year among first to be laid off

The Clark County School District’s proposed budget reduction of $407 million will eliminate about 1,800 positions in the Las Vegas Valley, more than a thousand of which are teachers. In every case, it’s the new teachers who are the first to go. Principals districtwide expressed the same concern with the system, saying it’s not in the best interest of the kids.

Red Rock Resort rolls out Friday concert series for summer

Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., is gearing up for its Friday night Red Rock ‘n’ Roll concerts. The resort is bringing top names to the Las Vegas Valley but with tickets prices that are more in tune with today’s economy: $30.

Metropolitan Police Department shares safe practices with Las Vegas businesses

Whether it’s vagrants leaving trash or robbers out to make a score, crime comes with owning or operating a business, and the Metropolitan Police Department is out to help stamp it out. It offers three-hour seminars outlining ways local businesses can be safer.

Area briefing

Bonneville Avenue is now operating as a one-way eastbound street between First Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, the city of Las Vegas said.

Neighborhood News

The Helldorado Parade marks the 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Events are scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

A La Carte

The next Project Dinner Table event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Design Center at the World Market Center’s 16th-floor rooftop terrace, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. Chef Roy Ellamar of Sensi at Bellagio will prepare the six-course meal.

Rio Secco in Henderson a classic Las Vegas course

There are a lot of reasons why I love playing golf in Las Vegas, the latest being the recent round I played at Rio Secco Golf Club, 2851 Grand Hills Ave., Henderson. I say this because the folks at Rio Secco have managed to include everything I love about Vegas into their golf club.

Compost better than rock dust as desert soil supplement

Rock dust is used in organic agriculture to replenish minerals that have been removed from the soils when growing and removing vegetables and fruit. I tend to favor the addition of compost to our vegetable gardens since our soils are so low in organic matter and its derivatives.

Helldorado parade, rodeo links Las Vegas to its past

Las Vegas plans to celebrate its western heritage this week during the annual Helldorado festival. Proceeds from Helldorado will be donated to several local charities.

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